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This revised edition of Introducing Cultural Studies gives a systematic overview of the concepts, theories and latest research in the expanding field of Cultural Studies. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, the text begins with a presentation of cultural theory and then looks at different dimensions of culture in detail, including coverage of important topics like space, time, politics, the body and visual culture.
Introducing Cultural Studies provides undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of disciplines - including Cultural Studies, English, Geography, Sociology, Social Studies, Communication and Media Studies - with a clear and comprehensible introduction to the field.

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Introducing Cultural Studies
revised first edition

This revised edition of Introducing Cultural Studies gives a systematic overview of the concepts, theories and latest research in the expanding field of Cultural Studies. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, the text begins with a presentation of cultural theory and then looks at different dimensions of culture in detail, including coverage of important topics like space, time, politics, the body and visual culture.

Introducing Cultural Studies

provides undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of disciplines - including Cultural Studies, English, Geography, Sociology, Social Studies, Communication and Media Studies - with a clear and comprehensible introduction to the field.

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  • Collaboratively authored by a team who represent different disciplines: English, Anthropology, Geography and Sociology
  • Use of figures, diagrams, cartoons and photographs to convey ideas
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  • Defining Concepts boxes focus on important ideas and help develop understanding of controversial topics
Elaine Baldwin, Brian Longhurst and Greg Smith are in the School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Salford. Scott McCracken is in the School of Cultural Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Miles Ogborn is in the department of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

 

 

 

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Brian Longhurst, Greg Smith, Gaynor Bagnall, Garry Crawford and Elaine Baldwin are in the School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Salford. Miles Ogborn is in the Department of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. Scott McCracken is in the School of Humanities, Keele University.

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